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Delay Urged To Quit, Ethics Questions  
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Have at it . . .

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/04/10/delay.ap/index.html

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21085 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

No objections from me. The sooner he goes the better.

-Mir



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User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Shays is a RINO who knows that if he doesn't appeal to Democrat voters he is toast in the 2006 election. He is also one of the idiots who sponsored the anti-1st Amendment travesty called "campaign finance reform" and is also calling for the military to allow homosexuals to serve openly. Most conservatives and Republicans do not care what Shays is spewing. Just like McCain, he is just another fake Republican that the media uses whenever they need a Bush or Republican bashing story.

Everything Delay has been accused of is not illegal. It is perfectly legal to have family work for your campaign and pay them like the other staffers are paid. Most of Congress does this and no one cares. It is legal to take trips paid for by certain types of organizations as long as the trip and who is funding it is disclosed.

However, if Delay should resign, so should Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. A 2003 LA Times story showed that in 2002, Reid sponsored a bill that sent millions of dollars in both cash and government owned land into the hands of private firms. What he didn't mention is that the firms that benefited from the bill employed his sons and son-in-law. Just one example is in return for hundreds of thousands sent to his son-in-law's firm, a company in Las Vegas was given 1,000 acres of prime land.

As for Pelosi, last year she sponsored a bill that got three million for a nonprofit transportation-research organization that donates money to her PAC and her campaign. At the same time the organization was also paying for her aids to take trips to Europe.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050405-123505-7189r.htm

The media (along with their DNC and George Soros funded allies) have the long knives out for Delay simply because he is a successful, outspoken Conservative Republican. They've been at it for years in Texas but still haven't found anything illegal. Now because of what he said concerning the out of control courts, is it time for the left to take their attacks national.

However, such behavior is expected whenever the left decides a Republican has too much power. What is sad is when Republicans (not counting RINOs like Shays) would throw their own to the sharks simply to make the media happy and hope the media/DNC/Moveon types will then be nice to them.



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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4355 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

If you cant see the threat DeLay poses to this country and the unbelievable idiot that he is, youre hopeless politically. Hes down to 42% in his own constituency.


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
No objections from me. The sooner he goes the better.

Ditto

Quoting B757300 (Reply 2):
Everything Delay has been accused of is not illegal.

He's a sleaze who doesn't understand the limits of his own job. I don't care if he dotted every i and crossed every t, he gives a bad name to his party and state.


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4355 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

B757300 is the perfect example of polarization.

If somones got an R next to their name, they can do no wrong,



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

B757300. you never cease to amaze. You are just not capable of critisizing any Republican-and when you do, you call him/her a "RINO". Well, guess what? Not every Republican thinks this guy is the cat's meow. He's hurting the House of Representatives, and he's hurting the Republican party with his arrogance and his pushing the envelope in the name of extremism.

The sooner he goes, the better for the country, and his colleagues. And I imagine, B757300, you may hear a few statements praising him when he leaves (not IF, but WHEN), but privately, even most of his GOP colleagues will be saying "good riddance".

Quoting B757300 (Reply 2):
However, such behavior is expected whenever the left decides a Republican has too much power.

But when the GOP orchestrates the demise of a powerful Democrat, like Jim Wright, it's just fair play, right, B757300?


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
No objections from me. The sooner he goes the better.

Same here.

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 3):
see the threat DeLay poses to this country and the unbelievable idiot that he is

Ditto.

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 4):
he gives a bad name to his party and state.

Right again.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 6):
Not every Republican thinks this guy is the cat's meow.

Count me in to that group. But hey I'm a member of the Republican Liberty Council, so I'm a RINO, right B757300?


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

I see DeLay going the way that Newt Gingrich did a few years ago. There are serious questions as to DeLay of some political contributions, some of his friends and his hard right views are turning off some key moderate Republicans.
Newt Gingrich, a Congressmember from Georgia, was no dummy and developed around 1994 the 'Contract for America', a simple list of about 10 general areas of legistative priorities for the Republican Party. While a few of those priorities were done, some only partially done and others never carried out, it did make Newt a star for a while. When you become a star everybody attacks you. Then a number of character and potential corruption issues highlighted by the Democarts got him voted out of his district. There have been a number of Republican and Democratic leaders of the Congress or Senate and then have to give up those roles and eventually leave/retire due to character and potential corruption issues.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1109 times:

Quoting B757300 (Reply 2):
He is also one of the idiots who sponsored the anti-1st Amendment travesty called "campaign finance reform"

You mean the bill that strengthened the Repubilican Party from a fund raising standpoint. The one that gave them an even larger advantage?? Or perhaps you had that confused with actual anti-first amendment legislation like the Patriot Act

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 6):
But when the GOP orchestrates the demise of a powerful Democrat, like Jim Wright, it's just fair play, right, B757300?

I am sure he was jumping for joy when Dan Rostenkowski was brought down in a witch hunt, which kept us all from having the national health care that we now pay for in Iraq and Afghanistan.



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7453969/

Quote:
Rick Santorum, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, said Sunday that DeLay needs to explain his conduct to the public.

Is Santorum a RINO too B757300?



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Heres a bright one by DeLay...When all else fails, blame Democrats:

Quote:
DeLay asks peers to blame Democrats

Embattled House majority leader appeals to GOP senators
Updated: 10:55 a.m. ET April 13, 2005

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, hoping to hold support among fellow Republicans, urged GOP senators Tuesday to blame Democrats if asked about his ethics controversy and accused the news media of twisting supportive comments so they sounded like criticism.

Officials said DeLay recommended that senators respond to questions by saying Democrats have no agenda other than partisanship, and are attacking him to prevent Republicans from accomplishing their legislative program. One Republican said the Texan referred to a “mammoth operation” funded by Democratic supporters and designed to destroy him as a symbol of the Republican majority...

That's nice isn't it? And the Republicans like to call Democrats whiners.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

I guess one thing me a B757300 can agree on is that Tom DeLay should not resign.
That way the Democrats can get a candidate that will beat his arse out of office in 2006. Also with DeLay as the majority leader, many Democrats can link there GOP oppenents to DeLay and possibly regain control or shrink GOP control over the House.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Delay is a crook, of course, all politicians are to one extent or another. I see someone mentioned Rostenkowski above also . . . now that is a great example of crooked politics . . . he and the entire Chicago Daley clan.

Delay should resign . . . he can't blame the Democrats because he has an integrity problem, that's personal. Period.


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

and is also calling for the military to allow homosexuals to serve openly.

757300, should homosexuals not be allowed to serve openly?

I, for one, am a supporter DeLay.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

ANCFlyer:
As a native of the Chicagoland area and Democrat, I'll have to agree with you.
The ripping up of Meigs Feild warrants life imprisonment as it is.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):
As a native of the Chicagoland area and Democrat, I'll have to agree with you

I went to high school in a CHicago Suburb - Libertyville - so I know all about those crooked SOBs . . .


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